Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Methods
When: Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm RSVP HERE
What: This webinar introduces Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Methods and updates to the latest third edition authored by Dr. Matthew Brach, Dr. Raymond M. Brach, Dr. James Mason. Accidents that cannot be reconstructed using the methods in this book are rare. Additionally, this talk will address a couple areas within the field of vehicle accident reconstruction including low speed impact analysis methods and engineers working in litigation consulting. This presentation will be co-presented by Dr. Matthew Brach and Mr. Noel Manuel, both working for Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi) in Aurora, Illinois.
2022 Section Year Review – SAE Chicago Section Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
What: Yearly Review Chicago Section Board meeting to be held in person at Navistar. Please contact Michael Behling for more details.
Monthly SAE Chicago Section Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
What: Monthly Chicago Section Board meeting to be held via Zoom. Please contact an officer for more details.
Introduction to Machine Learning with SmartUQ
This webinar introduced Machine Learning (ML) and Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) methods, benefits, and tools with a focus on their use in solving automotive engineering challenges. Gavin Jones, Principal Application Engineer at SmartUQ, discussed basic ML and UQ methods such as Gaussian processes, sensitivity analysis, uncertainty propagation, and statistical calibration. Presented jointly with IEEE VTS.
The automotive industry has long led the way in process innovation on the factory floor, but improvement in safety metrics are stalling across industries. Hear from Rakesh Panda, VP of solutions and services at Guardhat on new connected worker technologies that are moving safety up the hierarchy of control to reduce recordables and injuries, while also improving collaboration and business outcomes. This discussion will cover IIoT devices and infrastructure, worker-centric design, network and privacy considerations, and case studies on COVID-19, collision avoidance, worker condition monitoring and remote expert.
Caterpillar Autonomous Mining Solutions
Autonomy is about automating every movement, pulling out waste, making it more repeatable, like a factory. Our customers are seeing a step change in safety with autonomy and upwards of 30% improvement in productivity. We’ll talk about how our customers have been able to deliver those results using Caterpillar Command for Hauling. We will explore the history of Caterpillar autonomy journey, highlight demonstrated results from our customers and talk about the mine of the future where we believe that someday the complete mining process could be automated — from drilling and digging, to loading, hauling, processing and transporting mined materials. We envision an operation where most of the equipment could be autonomous, which will result in the safest, most efficient mine sites in the world.
SAE Chicago Student Welcome Event
Find out more about SAE Student membership and the unique benefits of the Chicago Section. Also, Networking with Engineering Professionals and Students, Collegiate Design Series, Internships and Entry Level Opportunities presented by: Navistar, Parker Hannifin, Collins Aerospace, ESi
Webinar – Know the Unknowns: Addressing Disturbances and Uncertainties in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
This talk will present his recent work in this area, including:
1) Models and methods for analyzing system safety and applying adaptation strategies under bounded disturbances such as timing violations and soft errors,
2) Algorithms and tools for formally verifying the safety of neural network controlled systems, and
3) A cross-layer framework for the modeling, simulation, synthesis and verification of connected vehicle applications, with the consideration of communication disturbances
If you missed it please find a recording here: Webinar Recording
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Please join us at Granite City for appetizers, drinks, and Young Professional Networking with SAE and Navistar
Blackdog Speed Shop is the most successful team in Pirelli World Challenge SRO/GT4 competition in the series. It has claimed 29 race victories, two Team Championships and four Driver Championships to date. Founded in 2002, Blackdog Racing began competing Chevrolet Corvettes simultaneously in SCCA T1 and World Challenge. The team next ran Camaros very successfully for General Motors for six years. In 2019, Blackdog moved to McLaren, fielding two new McLaren 570S GT4’s, driven by McLaren official Factory Driver Michael Cooper and Blackdog team principal Tony Gaples. In its first year running for McLaren, the team helped secure its third Manufacturer’s title in the last six years.
What: Please join SAE Fellow Dr. Michael Wang of Argonne National Laboratory as he explores the GREET (Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies) Model. The GREET model is a one-of-a-kind analytical tool that simulates the energy use and emissions output of various vehicle and fuel combinations. To get a complete picture of the energy and environmental impacts of a technology, it is important to consider the full life cycle – from well to wheels for fuels and from raw material mining to vehicle disposal for automobiles. As previously discussed in our ClearFlame and Ethanol events, the GREET model is the industry standard for energy life cycle analysis for fuels and materials.
Ethanol is America’s renewable fuel. It is reliable, clean, homegrown, affordable, and readily available. Heavy truck manufactures are also looking into technologies to reduce carbon emissions including electrification, renewable CNG and hydrogen. What does this mean for the future of ethanol? Join SAE Chicago and our special guests Kelly Nieuwenhuis and Grant Menke of the ICGA as we address the topic.
ClearFlame’s CTO Dr. Julie Blumreiter spoke about their potentially groundbreaking heavy duty engine technology, which retains the high torque and fuel efficiency we’ve come to expect while using 100% decarbonized fuels, and without the need for DPF or SCR.
SAE Chicago Virtual Design Competition
SAE Chicagoland Student Sections presented on their current SAE International Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competition vehicles. IIT, UIC, NIU, and Bradley University participants shared their progress.
Piyush Desai, VP Motor Design at Turntide Technologies presented the Past, Present, and Future of the Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM).
To round out the summer we’d like to have a Virtual Auto Show featuring you! Due to the current COVID-19 precautions we don’t know when our next in-person meeting will be but thought this would be a great idea to connect with our local members. We need your help to fill our show with old, new, fun, or quirky cars. Everyone is welcome! I’m guessing some of you will be giving your ride a wash and wax this Labor Day weekend so make sure to take some glamour shots after you’re done and send them in.
In the rapidly evolving industry of autonomous, electric and hybrid vehicles, the ability to successfully provide vehicle level antenna pattern measurements as well as EMC measurements to verify the performance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) will be key to the future of this market and address public safety concerns. The automotive trends in wireless capabilities for high data streaming, incident detection warning, anti-collision/adaptive cruise control radar, wireless entry and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-cloud (V2C) communication are just a few of the features impacting the functionality of today’s modern vehicles. This presentation details the challenges presented by these market demands and how innovative testing solutions help drive the technologies forward to real-life applications.
This year SAE Milwaukee and Chicago Sections will again be teaming up with the Chicago Area Trade Association (CATA) for access to the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. CATA is sponsoring our event this year and is giving our group exclusive access to the show on the Second Media Day before the show opens to the General Public. With CATA’s support, access on media day means no crowds or lines to see the exhibits and demonstrations! An engineer from Navistar will start off the day showing off their new joint venture with GM at the Chevrolet booth.
Hendrickson is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle and brake systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; stabilizers; and bumpers and trim components to the global commercial transportation industry. Every day around the world, millions of Hendrickson suspensions carry countless loads of freight and raw material both on- and off-highway.